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    Devil's Island Handmade Miniature Wood and Metal Guillotine: A Rare Example of "Prisoner's Art." An inscription under the lid of the coffin which lies beside the machine of death reads "Ile du Diable / H de H 1928." An accompanying handwritten letter from legendary collector Robert White asserts that it was purchased years ago from a doctor's collection of prison art. Devil's Island was, of course, the infamous French prison off the northern coast of South America. It was abandoned in 1938. This highly detailed model is in excellent condition and stands 14" tall. Certainly one of the most unique collectibles ever to pass through our hands!

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    December, 2008
    2nd-3rd Tuesday-Wednesday
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